Utah Welcomes New One-of-a-Kind Museum and Dinosaur Exhibits

Monday, June 13, 2011

Utah will introduce a brand new Natural History Museum and a newly renovated Dinosaur National Monument this fall, creating accessible scientific experiences for families and educating them on the state’s unique history, landscapes, wildlife and other natural wonders. A new dinosaur exhibit at the St.

George Dinosaur Discovery Site. These new authentic landmarks will create a place of learning and inspiration for people of all ages and showcase Utah’s awe-inspiring environment. Stunning architecture, experiential stories and guided tours will take families on a trip through time, allowing them to discover an invaluable part of Utah’s past.

Natural History Museum – Salt Lake City, Utah

The Natural History Museum of Utah, set to open in its new home, the Rio Tinto Center, this fall, will provide a portal into the state’s diverse history and make science come alive through all new interactive exhibits and programming, immersive design and public spaces representing different time periods.

Located on a beautiful site above the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, visitors will be taken on a journey through space and time with themes such as Sky, Life, Native Voices, Past Worlds, First Peoples and the Great Salt Lake, as well as experience outdoor exhibits and performance spaces. As the state’s designated natural history museum, the Natural History Museum of Utah will celebrate Utah’s native peoples, cultures and extraordinary ecology and demonstrate links connecting the past, present and future.

The unique design of the new Rio Tinto Center embodies the Museum’s educational and scientific mission to stimulate discovery, curiosity and excitement of the natural world and the place of humans in it.

The visionary architecture, which blurs the boundaries between built and natural environments, was conceptualized to represent Utah’s landscape and geology over time.

In addition to educating and inspiring visitors, the new museum will have appropriate storage cabinets, temperatures and lighting controls to better preserve and protect the 1.2 million objects enclosed within its walls and cared for by Museum experts, including dinosaur bones, rare insects and pre-historic pottery and tools. Striving for Gold LEED-certification, the new building will encompass green values to increase energy efficiency and promote green behavior, as well as save money and resources. For more information, visit http://umnh.utah.edu/.

For more information related to dinosaurs, visit rareresource.com.


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